Turf Toe Plates made of composite carbon graphite limit range of motion in the great toe joint, relieving pain in the big toe joint. The plate is very thin yet very stiff. Because the plates are very hard we suggest wearing them beneath insoles, either the shoes' existing insoles or over-the-counter insoles such as Pedag SOFT Shoe Insoles.
Medium width only, 1/8" thick. Instead of a half-size we recommend the smaller size. Turf Toe Plates may be modified with a heat gun.
Sizing: We strongly suggest that you use length rather than shoe size as the determining factor in deciding what size plate to purchase. The best method is to take an insole out of a shoe you wear regularly and measure it from the back of the heel to the tip of the toe. Then choose a plate that is slightly shorter than your insert, so that it can be placed underneath the insole of your shoe.
Indications - Turf toe plates are used in the treatment of hallux limitus, hallux rigidus, turf toe, gouty arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the great toe joint.
Foot Care Tip! What are the differences among between turf toe plates, carbon spring plates and flat carbon plates? Turf toe plates are thin, 3/4-length, carbon graphite arch supports. They're best for hallux limitus and hallux rigidus. Carbon spring plates are ultra-thin, full-length arch supports. A toe spring creates a forefoot rocker, off-loading forefoot pain. They're indicated for metatarsal fractures, forefoot capsulitis, forefoot bursitis and Freiberg's infraction. Flat carbon plates contain no arch support or toe spring. They're recommended for metatarsal fractures and midfoot arthritis.
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